Moorten Botanical Garden

Moorten Botanical Garden

1701 S Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, California 92264
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Local Phone: (760) 327-6555

This "living museum of desert lore" was established in 1938 and has been wowing plant-lovers ever since. The private arboretum's collection includes more than 3,000 desert plants in concentrated habitats along a natural trail. Rare plants are displayed in what is billed as the world's first cactarium. Petrified wood and dinosaur fossils also are on display.

• Leashed, well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany you on trails.

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Merle on the South Lykken Trail - Palm Springs <br/> Photo Credit: @mrsamandahock
Merle on the South Lykken Trail - Palm Springs
Photo Credit: @mrsamandahock
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